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CJ555

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So a managed switch can be used as an unmanaged switch??
In other words the "added features" are not necessarily needed and can be used later,...but do not actually make set up/configure any harder?
Just want to be sure before I go that route! Like I said I have enough questions to ask you guys and don't want to add any more!! LOL
 

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So a managed switch can be used as an unmanaged switch??
In other words the "added features" are not necessarily needed and can be used later,...but do not actually make set up/configure any harder?
Just want to be sure before I go that route! Like I said I have enough questions to ask you guys and don't want to add any more!! LOL
Correct, plug and play to get up and running.
 

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That switch you are considering even has auto power so when you plug in a device like a camera it will know to auto power up that port. Plug in something else like a computer that doesn't need power and it won't put power on that port. Bout as easy as it gets.
Thanks Penguin,...now I am definitely going with it.
 

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Absolutely! Ill just run a looooong cat6 from my upstairs down to the garage to the switch then hook the cameras up to the switch. It's a possibility I'll have some cables fished through the walls by then but I wont drill holes until I am positive of the placement. With day/night and different zooms I am guessing this may take 1-3 days,...but will be worth it when it's done.
I will do my best but something tells me I will be asking the most basic questions from the time the camera get plugged in!!

Thanks again to EVERYONE
I know in the long run I will be much more happy when I am finally done then if I would of bought a DIY Swan system from Best Buy. And I'm still laughing at myself for even considering those Arlos!!
It's nice knowing I have better cable, MUCH better cameras,....and the best "tech support" I could ever ask for. You guys rock!
 
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